Saturday, November 30, 2013

REVIEW: Frostbite by Lynn Rush

Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…

Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town. So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for a long time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds a best friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest.

But for a girl who can shoot snow from her hands and lift a two-ton truck over her head like a bag of feathers—normal is not an option.

The scientists who murdered her mother come barreling into Amanda’s quiet life. She must decide if she’ll run again or stay and fight. The price of either choice might be her life or the lives of those she’s come to love…

I actually was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of this new series by Lynn Rush. My review is LONG over-do! For that, I'm sorry :(.

When I heard of this new series I was intrigued yet, unsure because it's not my normal type of read. Yes, I'm one of those vamp/shifter/werewolf girls.... I can't help it! LOL. Well, when I started reading it I was impressed. So much so, I was finished by that evening.Like my heading says, Frostbite leaves you frozen to your seat! Good thing I started reading it early or I would of been up half the night!

Mrs.Rush graces us with fabulous characters that you get to witness growing up, mentally. Amanda has lost so much in her young life, dealt with more fear than a normal kid would ever even imagine and finally decides enough, is enough!! She likes where she's at. Likes the people around her and makes the decision that it's time. Time to stand up, time to fight. With the help of her last remaining family member, her brother, can she keep up the battle and win her life back? Be as normal as possible? I'm not sure. I am sure that I will be anxious to find out though! I do hope to see a little more of her brother, though. :)

You can purchase it on Amazon for $1.99 right now HERE

REVIEW : Make Her Howl by Michelle Fox

Chloe is a null, a werewolf who can't change, and pack law says nulls can't live on pack land. As she prepares to leave the only home she's ever known, temptation and desire arrive on her doorstep in the form of Jackson, a darkly handsome alpha. He says he can bring her wolf, but she'll have to submit to him in ways she never imagined. Their union is rough and savage--Jackson is a wolf on a mission: He will make her way or another.

Make Her Howl is approximately 8,000 words in length and contains graphic sexual content. Page length varies due to ereader settings, but please understand this is a short story and not a novel. Short stories are the mini candy bars of fiction; little sweet nothings that melt too fast. That’s why you can never stop at just one!

I'm dealing with mixed feelings on this one. I like short stories, I even like erotica books. However, this one kind of left me saying "huh". I just felt the male character Jackson was lacking something. I can't exactly put my finger on it though. I really could see this story line re-done and made into a full length novel. The plots there and unique seeing I've never heard of a Null prior to this story. Maybe that's why I'm having such mixed feelings? Because it felt just too short. Not enough time to make you enjoy both characters the way they should be? See!!!!!!! I'm torn!
I do love the female character, Chloe's sassy attitude throughout the story.

It's free right now though, so you might as well give it a shot and form your own opinion!
Get it from Amazon HERE

Review: Significance by Shelly Crane

Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but then her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating - barely - and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has.
Then she saves the life of Caleb and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally.
They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive.
Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him.

Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?

Mrs. Crane gave you a lot in this book. Romance, action, family, little bit of fighting over the girl and even a little family rivalry.... The way the family works together, the morals they carry and the love that they show is refreshing. The idea of the clan rivalry was cool and interesting to see how each family clan is so different from each other. I think this book had a lot of possible potential.
I wanted to love this book, I really did. However, the whole having to be with each other non-stop or you suffer really got to me. That and having to release each other in order to walk away. Even though it works both ways it just made me feel like smoothering. There's no real dependency in them. I know, I know... It makes part of the story what it is and I respect that. Bravo to the author for trying to add a twist to the whole soul mate idea. It just didn't work for ME. I'm not saying it's not worth reading because honestly, if the above that I mentioned doesn't bother you, then you might just love it. I'll probably read book two in order to see how things work out and maybe, just maybe it will help me understand the way the author potrays these characters. I hope to be back again in book two with a better review for you!

Buy on Amazon, HERE

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Extravaganza! Featuring Almost Matched by A.O. Peart, and Giveaway!!!

**Warning: contains sexual situations (some quite vivid!), profanity, and a high dose of sarcasm. Oh, and there is a lot of appletini and beer drinking. 
May not be appropriate for readers under 18 years old. Not intended for prudes and killjoys with no sense of humor** 

Would you take another shot at love? Or just settle on a friend with benefits?

Their heartbreaking past will move you. Their passion will make you blush. Their antics will make you laugh out loud. 

Twenty-five-year-old Natalie Davenport lugs substantial baggage. One boyfriend after the next has been a total disaster, leaving Natalie distrustful toward the male population in general. So when Colin Hampton crosses her path, she’s cautious. Her heart (and some other body parts!) nudges her to go for it, while her head wants her to run for the hills. 

Colin is one of those gorgeous guys who attract women, no matter the age or marital status. With a successful career at a popular Seattle radio station, hard body, and charming personality, he is the complete package. But something dark lurks in the corners of his soul; some murky experience that has changed him—maybe for the better, but maybe for the worse. 

Will he steal her heart and stomp over it like other guys did? 

Will she let him into her heavily fortified world despite herself? 

Or will they settle somewhere in the middle—establishing the emotional boundaries to protect them from falling in love? 

**Almost Matched is the first installment in the Almost Bad Boys series. The books in this series should be read in order. They are not stand-alone books** 

Almost Matched contains a BONUS EXCERPT from Almost Broken Up, the second installment in the Almost Bad Boys series.

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